Lynnsanity: Two debutants named for first ODI

AUSTRALIA has named a new look XI for the first one-day international against Pakistan, with two debutants selected and a star all-rounder recalled. [Read entire story]

Resist the urge: Katich’s memo to Test selectors

FORMER Test batsman Simon Katich has issued a desperate memo to Australian selectors that he hopes will preserve one of the country’s best young players. [Read entire story]

The classy record that shows up Australia

ASAD Shafiq notched up his tenth Test ton at the Gabba. But more significantly, it was his ninth century batting at number six. And that’s a new record. [Read entire story]

The most stat-friendly grounds in the BBL

PHIL Prior’s done some ground work ahead of the BBL06 season opener. He looks at how each venue fares statistically … and whether batsmen or bowlers should be favoured in your lineups. [Read entire story]

Renegades snare Windes spin-king Narine

THE Melbourne Renegades have announced they’ve replaced Chris Gayle with fellow West Indian Sunil Narine as their second import player. [Read entire story]

Smith to ‘stamp authority on his team’

AUSTRALIAN skipper Steve Smith says the unprecedented rebuild now in front of him is his chance to make a name for himself as captain. [Read entire story]

‘Lollygate’: Faf du Plessis charged by ICC

SOUTH African captain Faf du Plessis is facing suspension from the third Test match in Adelaide after being charged with ball tampering by the ICC. [Read entire story]

South Africa captain charged for ball tampering

THE ICC has confirmed it has charged South Africa captain Faf du Plessis after video footage showed him shining the ball with the aid of a lolly. [Read entire story]

Abbott’s heartbreaking words on Hughes tragedy

FOR two years, Sean Abbott has not said a word about the day Phillip Hughes was fatally struck. Today, his silence was broken as the Coroner released his full inquest statement. [Read entire story]

Live Matador Cup: Blues v Redbacks

SOUTH Australia is out to break its Matador Cup duck when it takes on NSW at Drummoyne, while the Blues can jump into fourth spot. Follow live! [Read entire story]

The law to rid cricket of bizarre DRS calls

AUSTRALIA captain Steve Smith could become the first player in the world to put a brand new cricket rule change into practice. [Read entire story]

Worrall to make Aussie ODI debut against Irish

AUSTRALIA will give last season’s second-leading Sheffield Shield wicket-taker Daniel Worrall his ODI debut against Ireland in South Africa on Tuesday (EST). [Read entire story]

Smith’s big regret from early flight home

STEVE Smith is still unsure if it was the right move to go home early from the tour of Sri Lanka. What he does know is that the whole thing could have been handled better. [Read entire story]

Myths about cricket superstar exposed

ONE of the greatest batsmen of the modern era has sent the internet into meltdown by busting several myths surrounding his ability to play other sports. [Read entire story]

Live: Australia chasing a miracle on day five

AUSTRALIA has a mountain to climb to avoid a whitewash, with Sri Lanka setting the tourists an enormous target on day five of the third Test. [Read entire story]

Aussie cricketers ‘ugly’, ‘poor losers’: curator

FORMER Sri Lankan team manager and Colombo curator Michael de Zoysa has launched a stinging attack against the Australian cricket team. [Read entire story]

Aussies out to prove point: Warner

AUSTRALIA’S worst fears about a dust-bowl wicket for Saturday’s third Test could be realised, after a brown-looking pitch was unveiled on Thursday. [Read entire story]

Out-of-form Joe Burns for runs

JOE Burns knows he is under the pump, with Shaun Marsh pushing for a recall, but all the Aussie opener wants is a win over Sri Lanka in the Third Test. [Read entire story]

How a series win could hurt India

INDIA has won its past two Test tours of the Caribbean. Achieving the same result this time around could cost the Virat Kohli’s side badly. [Read entire story]

Test recall looms for ‘buzzy’ O’Keefe

STEVE O’Keefe claimed his 200th first-class wicket this week, but some much bigger milestones could be just around the corner. [Read entire story]

Scorpion Lauren goes out on a high

FORMER Australian team star Lauren Ebsary will retire a winner — still basking in the afterglow of South Australian Scorpions’ WNCL triumph. [Read entire story]

‘I’m the man for the job’

MATTHEW Wade’s matchwinning knock in the tri-series final has boosted his selection hopes for Australia’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka. [Read entire story]

Siddle: ‘Everyone thinks I’m a bit skinny’

PETER Siddle may be a teetotalling vegan but he says he is in the best shape of his career as he looks to make a return from injury. [Read entire story]

Siddle confident he’ll regain Test spot

VICTORIAN quick Peter Siddle remains confident he’s one of the best bowlers in Australia and will regain his Test spot. [Read entire story]

SL star ready for return from doping hell

ROBBED of six months of his career by a botched doping test, Kusal Perera is set to make his return to cricket against England at Lord’s. [Read entire story]

Proteas finally confirmed for pink ball Test

AUSTRALIA will host the first day-night Test of the summer against South Africa in Adelaide this November — ending weeks of futile posturing across the Indian Ocean. [Read entire story]

Greatest T20 performance we’ve ever seen

VIRAT Kohli’s amazing 2016 has continued with the India captain crashing through a series of landmarks after a devastating knock in the IPL. [Read entire story]

How England v Sri Lanka will make history

ENGLAND seek revenge against Sri Lanka on Thursday night in a Test series that includes a world first for men’s cricket. Ultimate Guide! [Read entire story]

Duffield bounces back to win state contract

MARRIED one week, a WACA contract the next. It’s been a big fortnight for left-arm quick Ryan Duffield. [Read entire story]

Watson stars, Smith struggles in IPL battle

STEVE Smith’s IPL batting woes have continued as his Pune side lost to Bangalore, with Shane Watson key to victory for the Royal Challengers. [Read entire story]

Victoria seals back-to-back Shields

MATT Wade says the performances of young guns Travis Dean, Peter Handscomb and Jon Holland prove the Sheffield Shield final should not be shelved. [Read entire story]

Why glove king Nevill deserved better fate

PETER Nevill’s skill-set on slow, turning wickets got him the wicketkeeper job for India, yet his talents have been strangely dispensed with for Australia’s next tour. [Read entire story]

Home title would be ‘very special’ for Cosgrove

MARK Cosgrove swept the winning runs and Tasmania to its second Sheffield Shield title but snaring elusive success with South Australia would be ‘fantastic’. [Read entire story]

Chastened Stars see sense in slowing the pace

THE Southern Stars have promised more patience against Sri Lanka on Thursday after their aggressive approach was ruthlessly exposed by New Zealand. [Read entire story]